"Daniel brings an enthusiasm and creativity to teaching that is contagious. In the classroom, Daniel is a dynamic instructor whose passion for language and ideas is immediately evident. He draws students into the world of literature through lessons that directly engage adolescent interests. He uses his humor and his playfulness with language to challenge students to articulate their ideas with clarity and conviction. Daniel has high expectations of his students, and he gives his students extensive feedback on their drafts to guide their writing development. He also has the sensitivity and psychological insight necessary for building trust with students across the developmental spectrum."